Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto, Tonpei Hidari, Aki Takejô, Shôichi Ozawa, Fujio Tokita, Sanshô Shinsui, Seiji Kurasaki, Junko Takada, Mitsuko Baishô, Taiji Tonoyama, Casey Takamine, Nenji Kobayashi, Nijiko Kiyokawa, Akio Yokoyama
In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he or she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the mountain. But first she must make sure that her eldest son Tatsuhei finds a wife.